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Prospect Profile: Kurt Suzuki

Suzuki's future is bright.

Oakland A's prospect Kurt Suzuki had the kind of 2004 season that little kids dream of when they are playing catch in the backyard. Suzuki led his Cal State Fullerton team to the College World Series by hitting .413 with 16 HR and 87 RBI. Then Suzuki had the game-winning hit in the CWS championship game. After that, Suzuki was named first-team All American and the Johnny Bench Catcher of the Year. So what is next for the A's catching prospect they call Kurt Klutch?

Kurt Suzuki has always had to prove people wrong. He was a lightly regarded prospect coming out of Maui's Baldwin High School. He was offered a scholarship to the University of Hawaii to play baseball, but Suzuki wanted to push himself against the elite collegiate competition so he walked on at Cal State Fullerton. Needless to say, it was a decision that was beneficial for both Suzuki and the...

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